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Sabrina

[suh-bree-nuh, -brahy-] /səˈbri nə, -ˈbraɪ-/
noun
1.
a female given name: from the Latin word for the river Severn.
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  • Uncle jake wants to take Sabrina, daphne, and puck out for a drive.
  • Sabrina comforts him, and says, we have something in common.
  • It starts with Sabrina and daphne learning how to be detectives.
  • They find it is very gory, and Sabrina begins to question their safety with mr.
  • Granny suggests that Sabrina and daphne get some wellneeded rest.
  • Sabrina feels very guilty, and even more so when puck glares at her.
  • He is also quite stubborn, leading daphne to often compare him to Sabrina.
Word Origin and History for Sabrina

fem. proper name, personified as a nymph by Milton in "Comus" (1634), from a Welsh tale of a maiden drowned in the river Severn by her stepmother, a legend found in Geoffrey of Monmouth and Giraldus Cambrensis. The name appears to be the Romanized form of the name of the River Severn (Welsh Hafren, Habren), which is Celtic and of unknown origin; it perhaps means "boundary." Sabrina neckline is from the 1954 film "Sabrina" starring Audrey Hepburn.

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